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How to get Socotra: 4 days on a cement boat

"And then came the boat, it wasn’t exactly pristine, in fact it was downright shoddy. A run-down wooden Yemeni fishing boat semi-converted to carry 8,000 bags of cement to Socotra, Yemen. It barely looked sea-worthy. I would be lying if I wasn’t concerned that it could even make the 50 hour journey but at this stage I was so happy that all the paperwork had been processed I jumped on in a hurry."

 
Tritamam - outrigger sailing canoe with junk rig sail

I built this boat with my own hands from the old fiberglass canoe and scrap materials. Great for fishing and sailing along the shore. This is the only sailboat on Socotra.

 
Last boat on Socotra

60-foot catamaran with a Russian-Ukrainian crew came to Socotra. They were the first who visited Socotra in the season the south-east monsoon, which still strong now.

 
More Sailors on Socotra

Two more sailing boats have visited Socotra on their way to the Red Sea. German catamaran and Irish yacht spent on Socotra for about a week. It was a pleasure to meet interesting people, some of them live aboard for more than 10 years.

 
Cruisers on Socotra

Sailors is lucky people. Now they are the only ones who can come to Socotra and see our beautiful island. The rest are waiting until direct flight from Dubai starts.

 
The second cyclone Megh passed directly over Socotra island

Socotra was hit again by the storm. A lot of destroyed houses all over the island. There are several dead. Half of our restaurant was destroyed. The ship carrying humanitarian aid ran aground during a storm.

 
Cyclone Chapala. Storms over Socotra - before and after

Strong cyclone passed near Socotra. We had heavy rain, strong wind and big waves. Several photos taken before and after the storm.

 
Junk rig sail on Socotra island

We made a small sailing trimaran with junk rig sail for coastal trips around Socotra.

 
Sailing on Socotra

Socotra started to receive cruisers. Our agency "Socotra Tamam" started working as an agent for sailors coming to Socotra island. We help sailors with all documents, buy food, water and fuel. And of course we showed our guests the island of Socotra.

 
Sailing cruisers on Socotra

During February-March 2015 several sailing boats made a stop on Socotra.

 
To the islands Samha, Darsa and abd-el-Kuri

We visited the other islands of the archipelago of Socotra. These very beautiful places are not spoiled by civilization. White sand, beautiful reefs full of fish and nice people who live in uneasy conditions.

 
Diving on Socotra archipelago

A series of underwater photos taken during our diving expedition to the islands Darca, Samha and Abd el Kuri, a part of the archipelago of Socotra.

 
Sambuka - arabian boat Dhow used in the archipelago of Socotra

Sambuka - fiberglass analogue of classical Arabic fishing boat Dhow. Usually it is 'floating refrigerators' that buy fish from local fishermen on Socotra.

 
Report of sailing yacht Delta

Sailing boat "Delta" which is traveling around the world was the first boat coming to Socotra in recent years.

 
Special Socotra free diving tour from 7 to 17 March, 2011

We have developed a special Socotra Tour for free divers to show you the most interesting places of the island both on earth and underwater.

 
Samha Island

These are people living on Samha Island.

 
Kuwait Fund will finance construction of Socotra’s new port

The government of the Republic of Yemen and the Kuwait Fund of Arabic economic development have signed an agreement on provision of Yemen with a loan in support of the Socotra’s new port construction project for value of 11,8 million Kuwaiti dinar (about 41 million USA dollars).

 

New Sea Port

Vladimir Agafonov   [ 10.08.2009 ]
New Sea Port

The north-western part of Socotra is planned for construction of a new sea port. The field research works are about to be completed.

 
Socotra as a refuge for pirates

Socotra was a refuge for pirates for centuries.

 
Weather & Seasonality of Socotra

Though Socotra’s climate is rather equable, it is also characterized by seasonal variability, which is recommended to be taken into account when planning a trip to the island.

 
 

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